Merced County Times Newspaper
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Don’t miss Story Time at the library on Saturdays

Volunteers from the California Retired Teachers’ Association (Cal RTA) read aloud to kids at the Merced branch of the Merced County Public Library, located at 2100 O Street, during Story Time on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. On Saturday, Jan. 22, 3-year-old Marin, along with her mother, listened intently to the story, “The Mitten” by Jan…

Grad shares value of career-oriented classes

Alexis Presto, age 18, is excited about completing the first ever 12-week Hospitality Career Academy, a program developed by Merced College in partnership with The Mainzer and El Capitan Hotel, which focuses on preparing students for careers in the growing hospitality industry.  She graduated on December 6, 2021. Presto told the Times,…

High school water polo transforms a local girl’s life

Claudette Asenjo has had the time of her life achieving great recognition as a sports standout at El Capitan High School in Merced. The 17-year-old senior is a key member of the Girls’ Water Polo Team that has earned the title of Central California Conference (CCC) Champions for the past three years in a row. This year, she was…

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